Alicia Graham, a College Credit Plus student
College Credit Plus

College Credit Plus

Ohio University’s College Credit Plus (CC+) program can help secondary students earn college credit and satisfy high school graduation requirements at the same time by taking college-level courses. The purpose of this program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students. In most cases, taking college courses during the regular academic year from Ohio University is free. That means no cost for tuition, books, or fees.

Graduating high school seniors: Interested in taking classes this summer? Check out the summer option for students who are currently enrolled or have previously participated in Ohio University’s CC+ program.

General Timeline

Talk with your school counselor and parents or guardians to discuss your interest in taking college courses and how they would fit in with your overall academic plan and career goals.

March 1

Prior to March 1 your school district will provide information about the College Credit Plus program to all students in grades 7-12.

March 30

By March 30, an informational session will be held and all colleges and universities within a 30-mile radius will be invited to participate. If you cannot attend, please schedule an appointment with your school counselor to received information about the program.

April 1

Students interested in participating must notify their school counselor by April 1. After April 1, you will need permission from the school district superintendent to participate.

June 1

Apply! The College Credit Plus fall application deadline on all of Ohio University’s campuses is June 1. Learn more about how to apply.


Ohio University’s fall semester typically opens the last week of August. If you are admitted, you will be invited to participate in an orientation session prior to the start of the term that will include instructions on how to register for courses. You should also consult with your high school counselor to ensure high school requirements will be met by the college courses you choose.


Why College Credit Plus?

"Through CC+, I will complete all the credits for an Associate of Science this semester. I have made some great friendships, and I am very proud of everyone who has accompanied me on this journey. The classes are challenging and rewarding."

Meghan Shultz, CC+ Student, Barnesville High School junior

Megan Shultz